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Wine of the Weekend: Barone Ricasoli Albia Rosé 2017

Barone Ricasoli Albia Rosé 2017

This is a big one… it’s almost Mother’s Day! There are many ways to celebrate everything our mothers do for us: breakfast in bed, a bouquet of spring flowers, a relaxing afternoon at the spa, a big dinner with the family, or a nice bottle of wine. If Mom favours the latter, then the perfect gift is waiting at the LCBO: Barone Ricasoli Albia Rosé 2017. The beautiful bottle, light pink hue, and delicious vino inside are exactly what Mom is looking for this year.

Tasting Notes: A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, Albia Rosé is a soft pink colour and shows intense notes of red berry fruit and soft violets with a crisp, mineral-driven palate. It’s the mother of all Rosé wines!

Enjoy With: Brunch dishes like eggs benedict or quiche, as well as larger meals featuring roast chicken, fish or salads. It also pairs well with mothers in general.

Style: A light-bodied, crisp, Rosé wine.

Terroir/Region: The Tuscan climate has a legendary reputation for sunny days perfect for ripening fruit and cool evenings for maintaining the fresh, balanced acidity in its wines. The 2017 growing season was extremely hot and dry until mid-August when light rains brought some relief to the vines before a sunny Autumn. These conditions have built up intense fruit flavours in the finished wines while keeping refreshing acidity, a perfect combination for making Rosé wine.

Producer: The Ricasoli family has a long, near ancient, history in Tuscany dating back to the 7th century AD (that’s a lot of mothers), however, it has taken a modern stance with Rosé. Using controlled fermentation temperatures and stainless steel tanks, it has crafted a light, fruity wine with a pale pink colour which shows its quality through persistent flavours and a long finish.

Availability: Barone Ricasoli Albia Rosé 2017 will be released into the Vintages section of your local LCBO on May 12th, but some stores may have it on the shelf already. This beautiful bottle makes the perfect gift for Mom!

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Price: $15.95

LCBO#: 556266

Size: 750mL

Alcoholic Content: 12.5% alc./vol.